Update: 7:00AM CURRENT Series leaders Fiji defeated Scotland 19-12 to record a clean sweep of wins on day one in Port Elizabeth.
Leading 19-7 at the break thanks to a double from Jasa Veremalua and the ever-present Osea Kolinisau Fiji were then kept scoreless in the second half as the Scots reduced the margin to seven in a closely fought contest with the losing margin enough to help the Scots sneak into the top eight on points differential.
Earlier, Canada threw their quarter final chances away as they were beaten 24-21 by France in their final pool match despite leading 21-0 at the break.
Four unanswered tries to Les Blues in the second half, including a last-gasp effort at the death by Terry Bouhraoua sealed what seemed an unlikely win for France at the break.
After accounting for France 45-5 in round one of the pools, Fiji came up against a more determined Canada outfit next.
With the scores locked up 7-7 at half time Ben Ryan’s side helped themselves to three second half tries to set up their second win of the day.
France stole the early lead in their second match against Scotland with a try to Vakatawa in the second minute before the Scots hit back with two tries to lead 12-5 at the break.
Both teams traded tries in the second half but it was Scotland prevailing by seven points.
Earlier, the Scots went down 14-12 to Canada, leaving results in the last round of pool games to determine who will join
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